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The Real Nature of Psychology

 How Freudian Psychology Has Poisoned American Thinking
      Belief in Freudian psychology is almost exclusively an American phenomenon.  It all began when that
"great" European professor from Vienna, Sigmund Freud, paid a visit to Clark University in Worcester,
Massachusetts in the 1920s.  The gullible Americans, feeling intellectually inferior to Europeans, fell for his
line, and it was all downhill from there.
      Martin L. Gross summed up this situation best in the title of his work, The Psychological Society: The
impact - and the failure - of psychiatry, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and the psychological revolution.
The psychological society to which Martin Gross refers is the American society.
      Dr. E. Fuller Torrey is even more explicit in his book, Freudian Fraud: The Malignant Effect of Freud's
Theory on American Thought and Culture.  In his book Dr. Torrey shows that Freudian psychology is not
based on science.  Instead he shows that Freudian psychology is a form of religious belief for deluded
individuals, with Sigmund Freud as their god and a pantheon of lesser saints by the names of Jung, Alder,
Bettelheim and persons of that ilk.
      What makes Freudian psychology a fraud is that it has no scientific basis of support.  Here is what one
reviewer of Dr. Torrey's book said:  "This is an account, entertaining and well-researched, and interestingly
written of the growth of the Freudian RELIGION in the United States.  It is intriguing to see how a doctrine
completely lacking in factual support or theoretical rigor became all-powerful in the public mind, while
refuted, discredited and rejected by scientifically-minded psychologists, psychiatrists and anthropologists.
Torrey shows how, once a myth has taken over, common sense vanishes. This is a unique book in the
eschatology of Freudianism." (Dr. Hans J. Eysenck, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of
London, author of Decline and Fall of the Freudian Empire.)
      Just what this fraud consists of is explained further in the dust jacket of Dr. Torrey's book.  "From its
beginnings as an exotic Freudian plant in the hothouses of Greenwich Village (with Margaret Mead in
attendance) Freud's theory stressing the importance of childhood experiences in determining personality
development, gained increased popularity throughout the twentieth century, eventually spreading to become
an American cultural kudzu.  What are the reasons for this country's overwhelming acceptance of a theory
now known to have virtually no scientific basis?"
      The following is also from the dust jacket of Freudian Fraud: "Freudian Fraud chronicles how this
theory gained initial recognition in the beginning of the twentieth century as part of the sexual revolution,
then became attached to the forces of nurture in the Nature-vs-Nurture debate, and finally evolved into a
symbol of liberalism and humanism in the post-World War II period, linked inextricably to American liberal
politics and the Democrat Party."
      The following is from page 93 of Freudian Fraud: "Most importantly, though, was the founding in
1946 of the Los Angeles Institute for Psychoanalysis by three immigrant psychoanalysts; this institute
would provide the crucial nexus for the spread of Freud's ideas through the postwar movie industry.  One
of the most important effects of this influx of European psychoanalysts to America in the 1930s was to
strengthen the association between Freudian theory and liberal politics.  Many of the psychoanalytic
refugees had strong Marxist leanings, dating to Adler's presentation of a paper, The Psychology of
Marxism, as early as 1909.  Siegfried Bernfeld, Otto Fenichel, Eric Fromm and Bruno Bettelheim all made
significant attempts to fuse Freudian theory with their Marxist beliefs.  Perhaps the best-known Marxist
psychoanalyst was Wilhelm Reich, who joined the Communist Party in 1928 and whose extreme views in
the service of Communist ideology contributed to his suspension from the International Psychoanalytic
Association in 1934."
      Belief in Freudian psychology has probably done its greatest damage to the American educational
system.  You might hear some protest that they do not believe in "pure" Freudian psychology; that their
brand of psychology is different and better, but if early childhood experiences, sexual problems explain
all and belief in the subconscious is part of their brand of psychology, that is Freudian psychology posing
 under a different name.  The following is from page 270 of The Psychological Society by Martin Gross: 
"The schoolteacher-as-psychologist is a popular contemporary model which begins in early training, when
the would-be pedagogue is introduced to a highly psychologized curriculum called 'professional education.'
Critics such as Dr. James B. Conant, former president of Harvard University and author of The Education
of American Teachers, and James D. Koerner, author of The Miseducation of American Teachers, have
shown that the training of American teachers is often as much a psychological as a knowledge experience. 
Through 'educational psychology' and other 'method' courses, more emphasis is often placed on the whys
of learning and the personality of the child than on the actual curriculum.  Several critics, including Koener,
are convinced that this psychological emphasis has been greatly responsible for the lowering of academic
school performance...Faculty gossip, particularly among younger teachers, often centers on Johnny's
'psychological problems' rather than on his grades.  If his psychic woes are solved, many teachers believe
Johnny's academic problems will miraculously clear up.  In this psychological environment, learning
deficiency is not the result of student ineptitude or poor instruction but of a psychological problem." 
Minority groups in the United States, knowing about these bogus psychological diagnoses, have come up
with a way to scam the welfare system.  Children of minorities are told by their parents to do poorly in
school so that the family can receive "crazy money" once the diagnosis of psychological problems is made
by the school system.
      Today American students have the lowest test scores in math and science of all industrialized nations
and even some Third-World nations.   Both belief in Freudian psychology and the Marxist bent of the
students' teachers is probably responsible for this decline in American education.  The teaching of phonics
and rote memorization of simple math facts was stopped in the 1960s (the hippie era) during the Vietnam
War because the leftist teachers believed - based on their psychological training - that such exercises were
"Nazi-like" and programmed students to obey orders without thinking, making them more willing to go to
war.  The result was the "new math" which has crippled students' ability to learn mathematics.
      You will often hear teachers say they are "teaching students how to learn" rather than providing for
the rote memorization of facts.  This is code for political indoctrination by psychological conditioning.  So
much of  the students' time is taken up by this psychological conditioning and political indoctrination that
little time is left for any academics, and as a result, students graduate with less ability than students in other
countries.  The students' time is being wasted promoting a Marxist agenda that disparages free enterprise
and the capitalist system.  There is even a video being shown openly in American public schools that
portrays corporations as evil entities.  This left-wing infection comes from the linking of Freudian
psychology and Marxism through the college preparation new teachers are subjected to by Marxist
college professors.
      A positive image of Western European culture and American history is almost non-existent in most
American schools.  Instead, American Indians (not Native Americans) are portrayed as "peaceful children
of nature" wronged by the evil Europeans.  Missing from this fallacious curriculum is the fact that American
Indians tortured European children by burning them alive.  According to American Indians, a person became
an adult at the age of twelve, and they could be burned alive from that age and up.  It has been documented
that when the "great" American Indian leader, Tecumseh, attended a meeting of the tribes, one of the
"attractions" was the burning alive of a 16-year-old European boy.
      Environmentalists and animal "rights" activists are presented as heroes, usually fighting against evil
corporations, by American public schools.  The reality is that environmentalists and animal "rights" activists
have been responsible for the death of between 37 million people and 90 million people, mostly children in
Third-World countries, through their ban of DDT used to control malaria.
      This twisted curriculum was passed on to teachers by their Marxist college professors who spew out
hatred for the United States and the capitalist system.  As a result, American students are being
psychologically conditioned to become clones of these really sick Marxist college professors.
      Dr. Benjamin Spock was another one of these frauds who did great damage to the rearing children by
his use of and his recommendations based on Freudian psychology.  On page 128 of Freudian Fraud Dr.
E. Fuller Torrey says, "Benjamin Spock did more than any single individual to disseminate the theory of
Sigmund Freud to America."  Few people are aware that Benjamin Spock was using Freudian psychology
when he was advising parents on how to raise their children.  Freudian psychology has infected most of
what passes for psychology and psychiatry in America today.  If people knew that they and their loved
ones were being treated according to the recommendations of the mentally ill drug addict and homosexual,
Sigmund Freud, they would probably end the treatments.  
      The hallmark of Freudian psychology is that a person's personality is determined by early childhood
experiences.  This is the "nurture" argument.  A corollary to this argument is that people's personalities can
be changed by psychological intervention at any age.  This has formed the basis for the bogus activities of
psychotherapy and psychoanalysis that enrich psychologists and psychiatrists at the rate of two-hundred
dollars an hour and more.  Page 247 of the book by Martin Gross, The Psychological Society, has this to
say about Freud's bogus theory: "'I am afraid that the whole environmental school, which has dominated
child care in America in the last twenty-five years, has made parents too anxious, too insecure and too
guilty.' says Dr. Louise Bates Ames, co-director of the famed Gessell Institute of Child Development.
'They (environmentalists) created the attitude that the child's psyche is fragile, which it is not.  Most of the
damage I have seen in child rearing is the fault of Freudians and neo-Freudians who have dominated the
field.  They have frightened parents and kept the truth from them.  In child care I would say that
Freudianism has been the psychological crime of the century'."
      In his book, Final Analysis: The Making and Unmaking of a Psychoanalyst, Jeffery Masson provides
a disturbing tale of child abuse by a psychoanalyst on page 117:  "I could remember reading in Melanie
Klein's Narrative of Child Analysis the analysis of a ten-year-old boy, Richard, that Melanie Klein had
conducted during the Second World War.  There was a moment in the book when Richard, the boy, told
Mrs. Klein that he had had it with her office.  'Let's get out of this awful place,' he said.  Melanie Klein told
him (the ten-year-old boy) that 'this awful place represented his inside which felt awful because it was full
of dead and angry people and poison.'  Richard tried to escape to the garden.  His analyst followed him. 
Once outside, 'Richard admired the country, the hills and the sunshine.'  The poor child was tired of hearing
about psychoanalysis, and he begged Melanie Klein 'not to interpret in the garden.'  But his analyst was
implacable, and she interpreted in a low voice that 'he (the ten-year-old boy) did not want to hear her
interpretations because they stood for all the bad things she would give him in contrast to the beautiful
countryside.'  Well, yes.  When Richard attempted to dig up weeds from the flower beds, Mrs. Klein
interpreted that 'he (the ten-year-old boy) was exploring Mrs. Klein's and Mummy's inside and pulling out
their babies.'  Richard picked up stones from between the flowers and angrily threw them against the wall.
Who could blame him?"
      If this were just some scary Halloween tale and Melenie Klein were an evil witch, one could shake
off this terrible story.  But here we see an innocent child being put through real trauma by someone posing
as a helping professional.  Instead of helping she is committing child abuse and probably doing great harm.
What must be asked is what kind of ignorant crap was Melanie Klein taught as her preparation to become
a psychoanalyst?  Moreover, how could any intelligent person believe such crap?  That crap was Freudian
psychology, and the reason that Jeffery Masson left the destructive occupation was that he realized it was
crap.  I can just hear psychologists and psychiatrists out there psychoanalyzing the deep-seated reasons
why I must hate psychology and psychiatry.  Brace yourselves.  We have just scraped the surface.  There
are many more horror tales to come from psychology and psychotherapy.
      Almost all that is written in the questionable field of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy is anecdotal,
meaning there are no conclusions to be drawn based on real scientific research.  It is all the "opinions" of
people who have been misguided enough to enter these questionable fields.  There will be more about what
kind of people enter these fields, and their characteristics are not pretty.
      What Melanie Klein did was to report "case studies" without any scientific evidence to back up her
bogus conclusions.  This is also what Sigmund Freud did when he proposed his bogus theories.  In general,
science plays no part in psychology, psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.  In fact, when scientific evidence
is presented that proves a psychological theory to be false, the psychologists and psychiatrists ignore such
evidence and continue on with their bogus and often destructive activities. 
      Bruno Bettelheim was another fraud.  Bettelheim claimed to have been inspired by a meeting with
Sigmund Freud and to have studied psychoanalysis.  Research has shown that Bettelheim never met Freud,
and Bettelheim received a doctorate in philosophy and not medicine or psychology.  Bettelheim was even
claiming that autism was caused by bad parenting long after there was overwhelming scientific evidence that
autism was a physiological brain disorder.  The fact that Bettelheim is still "held in high regard" by believers
in psychology shows how deep the Freudian infection runs in American society.   Like most in his 
questionable profession, Bettelheim did not want to admit he was wrong and give up the status in which his
profession is held by deluded Americans or the flood of unjustified money that he was able to rake in.  In
his book The Creation of Dr. B, Richard Pollak shows that what Bettelheim was actually engaged in was
child abuse while treating what he diagnosed as "disturbed children;" the same thing of which Melanie Klein
was guilty.
      Gilles de la Tourett's Syndrome was claimed by psychologists and psychiatrists to be a "regression to
infantile behavior" (a favorite claim of these frauds) for decades before it was recognized as a physiological
illness that could be treated with the drug haloperidol.
      "Repressed memory syndrome" was another invention coming out of the twisted and greedy minds 
of psychologists and psychiatrists.  When this bogus theory was shown to be a fraud, psychologists and
psychiatrists blithely soldiered on, destroying the lives of their victims in the process and even causing
      In another horrific tale of child abuse by psychotherapists, a 10-year-old girl was suffocated to death
by two female therapists in Colorado in the year 2000.  These two criminal therapists were practicing the
crack-pot "rebirth therapy" on the unfortunate young girl.  The "therapy" consisted of wrapping the girl
tightly in blankets to simulate her birth.  Just why this bizarre ritual is supposed to benefit the victim can
only be understood in the twisted minds of therapists.  As you might suspect, there is no science involved.
These morons just pull these things out of their asses.  The girl told the ignorant therapists that she could
not breathe, but they ignored her cries.  Of course, the girl died.  The two therapists who murdered the
10-year-old girl are now serving 16-year prison sentences, and "rebirth therapy" has been banned in the
state of Colorado.
      A Baptist minister in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, upon hearing about "rebirth therapy," decided to treat an
8-year-old autistic boy himself "to rid the boy of Satan's influence."  As you might expect, the boy, who
was tightly wrapped in sheets, died of suffocation.
      Because psychotherapy is almost always ineffective, psychologists and psychiatrists have seized upon
the use of psychiatric drugs to maintain their status within American society as the persons who know all
and can cure everything.  "Depression" is the new money-maker for these modern fakirs, but is there really
an illness that psychologists call "depression?"
      The following is from page 6 of the book by Martin Gross, The Psychological Society: "The semantic
trick is equating happiness with normality.  By permitting this, we have given up our simple right to be both
'normal and suffering' at the same time.  Instead, we have massively redefined ourselves as 'neurotic,' even
as incipient mental cases, particularly when life plays its negative tricks on us.  It is a tendency which gives
modern America, and increasingly much of the Western world, the tone of a giant psychiatric clinic."
      Because psychologists and psychiatrists cannot cure our financial problems or our love-lives, they often
prescribe drugs to cure our "depression." They have seized upon Paxil and similar drugs as the cure-all, just
as Sigmund Freud seized upon cocaine.  Paxil has been shown to be addictive and can cause suicide in some
victims given this class of drugs.
      In August of 2001 a jury in Wyoming awarded 8 million dollars in damages to the relatives of a man
who killed his wife, his daughter, his granddaughter and himself in 1998 while under the influence of Paxil.
The maker of Paxil only had to pay 6.4 million dollars because the jury ruled that the company was only
80 percent responsible for these tragic deaths.  Paxil is still being advertised on the Internet for such mild
complaints as shyness.
      Once a victim falls into the clutches of a psychologist or psychiatrist, he is unlikely to be given a
competent physical examination.  Any physiological complaints are assumed to be psychosomatic with
psychological causes.  As a result, these victims often die from physical illness while undergoing
      The following is from page 91 of the Martin Gross book, The Psychological Society:  "Dr. Phillip L.
Rossman of Los Angeles, an internist...collected the case histories of 115 patients who had been described
by their doctors as being psychoneurotic.  They had been sent to a psychiatrist for a mental checkup instead
of receiving proper organic treatment...Of the 115 'neurotics,' thirty-one died of organic illness, including
twenty-five from cancer.  Of eight patients who were given electroshock for their 'mental disturbance,'
three proved to have hyperthyroidism, while others had brucellosis (undulant fever), chronic pelvic
inflammatory disease, drug intoxication, glioblastoma (tumor of the central nervous system), and aortic
aneurysm (a balloon-like tumor of the main heart artery)."
      So, is there any way to test if psychotherapy works?  Yes, a real scientific study of the efficacy of
psychotherapy was done between 1937 and 1945 in Boston, Massachusetts.  The results were reported by
Dr. E. Fuller Torrey on page 168 of his book, Freudian Fraud: The Malignant Effect of Freud's Theory
on American Thought and Culture which said as follows: "From 1937 to 1945 an extensive research project
was carried out to assess the effectiveness of counseling and psychotherapy in preventing crime.  Referred
to as the Cambridge-Somerville Delinquency Project, it involved more than 600 Boston-area boys judged
to be likely to become delinquent.  The boys were randomly assigned by the toss of a coin either to a 'no-
treatment' control group or to a 'treatment' group that consisted of an ongoing relationship with a social
worker.  The social workers met with the boys on an average of twice a month for five and a half years. 
The social workers were said to have used both traditional psychoanalytic techniques and nondirective
techniques based on the theory of psychotherapist Carl Rogers.  In addition, over half the boys in the
'treatment' group were tutored in academic subjects, half were sent to summer camps, and one-third were
referred for 'medical psychiatric help.'  The boys averaged ten years of age at the start of the treatment
program and almost sixteen years at the end.
      "In 1948, three years after the project ended, an initial evaluation of the results revealed that 'the boys
who had received treatment WERE NOT less likely to have been in criminal court; nor were they committing
fewer crimes...' In 1975 a thirty-year follow-up was undertaken during which 95 percent of the study group
was located.  It was found that 'as adults, equal numbers (of the treated and non-treated groups) had been
convicted of some crime...Unexpectedly, however, a higher proportion of criminals from the treated group
than criminals from the control group committed more than one crime,' and the difference was statistically
significant.  Further analysis revealed that the longer treatment increased the chances of criminal behavior
and more intensive treatment, in which counselors focused on personal and family problems, increased the
chances of criminal behavior."
      Think back to the harm that Melanie Klein was doing to the ten-year-old boy with her Freudian
psychotherapy.  The inescapable conclusion is that psychotherapy can be detrimental to those upon whom
it is practiced, and the practitioners are not relying in scientific principles.  Also keep in mind that almost all
psychology and psychiatry is based upon Freudian psychology despite claims to the contrary.  So, what is
psychology; a religion, a political ideology, a criminal activity, or all of the above?  The time has come to
investigate the source of all this madness - Sigmund Freud.
      Few of the rabid supporters of Sigmund Freud and his bogus theories realize that Freud did no scientific
research.  What Freud did was theorize - incorrectly as it turns out - about human behavior.  Freud said that
scientific proof to support his theories would be presented later.  No such proof was ever provided.  This
would make Freud a fraud.  He was certainly that - and more.
      In her book Freud and Cocaine: The Freudian fallacy,  E.M. Thorton shows that Freud was a cocaine
addict and that this addiction influenced his theories.  People on cocaine feel that they are always right to an
absurd degree.  This made Freud believe that he was the perfect scientific sample of one.  Anything that
Freud felt, must be felt by all people.  Freud, seeking fame and wealth, published his Über Coca paper in
1884 in which he claimed that cocaine was a cure for just about every ill known to man.  When the harmful
effects of cocaine were revealed, Freud tried to deny authorship of the Über Coca paper and he even
omitted the paper from his list of published works.  This one act showed Freud to be a person of low
integrity.  But this is not unusual for people drawn into the sordid worlds of psychology and psychiatry.
      In his book, Children of Psychiatrists and Other Psychotherapists, Thomas Maeder reports that the
children of psychotherapists and ministers said that having a psychotherapist or a minister as a parent caused
them difficulties in adjusting to life both as children and adults.  They reported that minor events in family
life were treated as potential psychological problems and endlessly discussed and analyzed.  They also
reported that their parents constantly psychoanalyzed and judged their friends in psychological terms.  Many
ministers go through training in Freudian psychology to better "counsel" their believers.
      On page 48 of the book by Martin Gross, The Psychological Society, Dr. Allen Bergin, editor of the
Handbook of Psychotherapy and Behavior, says, "Generally the people who go into psychology and
psychiatry are more anxious and appear to be neurotic.  Some therapists are using their careers to act out
conflicts in their own personalities."
      On page 46 of the same book we have this: "Dr. Walter Freeman reports on a study he did of suicide
among psychiatrists: 'The rate of suicide among psychiatrists is seven times that of the general population.
Some believe that the high suicide rate is due to the emotional pressures of the job.  Others think it has a
simpler cause; a case of the unstable seeking out psychiatry as a profession'."
      If Sigmund Freud was an unstable personality and under the influence of cocaine and considered
himself to be the perfect scientific sample of one, it is not difficult to determine just where Freud got his
bizarre theories - from his own troubled mind.
      The first thing one should realize is that all the patients who came to Sigmund Freud exhibited physical
symptoms.  Freud's first misdiagnosis was not even his own patient.  Between 1880 and 1882 Dr. Joseph
Breur treated the famous Anna O. for hysteria.  Anna O.'s real name was Bertha Pappenheim, a woman
in her early 20s suffering from partial paralysis, blurred vision, headaches and hallucinations.  Dr. Breur
claimed that just by talking to Anna O. her symptoms improved.  Anna O. herself called these sessions the
"talking cure."  Sigmund Freud never met Anna O. but he consulted with Dr. Breur and agreed that Anna
O. was suffering from "hysteria" brought on by her father's death and sexual abuse during her early
childhood.  Freud co-authored Studies on Hysteria with Dr. Breur in 19895 in which they laid out the
theory that psychological trauma can cause physical symptoms.  Dr. Breur abruptly stopped treating
Anna O. when she claimed she was carrying Dr. Breur's baby.  Both Freud and Breur claimed that the
"talking cure" had cured Anna O., but Bertha Pappenheim's symptoms persisted after Dr. Breur had
abandoned her.  There was no cure.  Modern research has concluded that Anna O. was probably suffering
from temporal lobe epilepsy and no amount of talking could have cured what was a physiological disorder.
      However, psychotherapy has become such a cult that one of these psychotherapists recently authored
a book saying that Sigmund Freud had been correct in his diagnosis of Anna O.   The book sells for $90 a
pop and this tells you that, even though Freud's theory is bogus, it is a gold mind for those willing to con
believers in the cult; the people who subsist on wine and cheese. 
      The crucial AND BOGUS theory that Sigmund Freud invented was that early childhood experiences,
particularly those of a sexual nature, determine a person's entire future personality.  Freud further invented
the theory that these experiences were so traumatic that a person hides them in a subconscious mind that
can only be revealed under psychotherapy which will then resolve all personal problems.  A very tidy
package.  The problem is that it is based on false assumptions that Freud made in the 1880s when in 1885
he went to Paris to study under the French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot at Salpetriere Hospital and the
Anna O. case.
      What follows is an account of that experience from page 66 of Freud and Cocaine: "By the end of the
seventies (1870s), Charcot felt that his work in neurology was finished, that he had exhausted the rich vein
of organic diseases of the nervous system and that there was nothing new to be discovered.  Accordingly
he turned his attention to what  he thought to be the psychologically-determined conditions of hysteria and
hypnotism, conditions he hoped would shed light on the age-old problem of the mysterious gulf between
mind and body.
      "Evidently fascinated by the many strange phenomena revealed by the two conditions, Charcot had,
by the time of Freud's arrival in 1885, made their study his major interest.  It was from these hysteriques
at Salpetriere and from Charcot's lectures and demonstrations on them that Freud received his first
intimation of the concepts that were to form the basis for his own theory of hysteria upon which the whole
doctrine of psychoanalysis was founded.  It was a shaky foundation on which to base such far-reaching
theories because these patients were not hysterics.  The hysterical fits that Freud witnessed so often at
Salpetriere have been authoritatively identified by modern French neurologists as temporal lobe attacks,
from which the EPILEPTIC discharge may either spread to other areas of the brain or remain confined
to the temporal lobes themselves."
      Freud had made the mistaken assumption that the fits experienced by these hysterics were caused by
the psychological trauma of the accident they had suffered.  Most of these patients had sustained a head
injury which brought on their seizures.  Epilepsy is a common outcome of a head injury, but the microscopes
of Freud's time were not powerful enough to reveal the minute lesions of the brain that caused epilepsy, so
Freud assumed a psychological cause for the fits.  When the real cause of epilepsy was finally diagnosed in
the 1940s, no one thought to go back and look at Freud's mistaken assumptions. Worse yet, Freud expanded
on his mistake by assuming that psychological trauma in childhood could explain all emotional problems. 
This was pure invention by Freud, and as it turns out, completely wrong, but worshipers at the religious
altar of Sigmund Freud still read his original works on hysteria as a kind of holy grail spoken directly from
the mind of the "anointed one."  These followers know nothing about Freud's misdiagnosis of epilepsy, and
like all religious followers, they don't want to know the truth behind the myth.
      What few people know is that Sigmund Freud's psychoanalysis treatments actually resulted in the death
of a 14-year-old girl in 1901.  The girl came to Freud complaining of abdominal pains.  Freud "treated" her
using his "talking cure" and eventually declared the girl to be "cured."  Two months after the treatments
ended the girl died of sarcoma (cancer) of the abdominal glands.  Even today, if one is unlucky enough to
end up in the greedy clutches of a psychologist or a psychiatrist, the chances of receiving a competent
physical examination are almost nonexistent.
    At one point Sigmund Freud admitted to his homosexual lover, Wilhelm Fliess, that he had not succeeded
in curing a single patient, and that there was no clinical evidence that his theory had any merit whatsoever.
      On page 246 of his book The Psychological Society Martin Gross says this: "We should pose one
thought.  What if Freud had not suffered from near-continuous depressive moods, spastic colon,
neurasthenia, homosexual tendencies, bad temper, migraines, chronic constipation, travel phobias, death
fears, heart irregularity, money phobias, infected sinuses (from snorting cocaine), fainting spells, and hostile
drives of hate and murder.  Would the modern theory of the mind have been more sanguine?  What if Freud
had not been the victim of superstition, belief in magic numbers, and childish gullibility?  Would psychiatry
and psychotherapy today reflect the influence of a more scientific and reasoned approach to the human
mind?  The Freudian neurosis has infiltrated our psyches and our culture more deeply than we yet
understand.  If we recognize that much of it is a reflection of Freud himself...it might help us to free
ourselves from its pervasive influence."
      It is amazing that the worshipers of Sigmund Freud know almost nothing about the man.  Freud was
a nasty, sick monster and his appearance gave all that away for those with even modest critical faculties.
Freud's sinister eyes and the affectation of a beard should have been a warning to all.  Sigmund Freud was
a crazy person, and he looked the part.
      Psychologists, psychiatrists and psychotherapists have come out with a revision of their "cookbook,"
DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders).  It has plenty of critics, and a copy of
an article on this new revision is shown below.  The most common criticism is that it is not based on
science, which it what is wrong with the whole field.
   1. Maeder, Thomas, Children of Psychiatrists and Other Psychotherapists, New York, Harper-Collins,
   2. Pollak, Richard, The Creation of Dr. B, New York, Simon & Schuster, 1997.
   3. Masson, Jeffery, Final Analysis: The Making and Unmaking of a Psychotherapist, New York,
       Addison-Wesley Publishers, 1990.
   4. Thornton, E.M., Freud and Cocaine: The Freudian Fallacy, London, Blond & Briggs, 1983. 
        (Freud and Cocaine was also published by Doubleday in the United States in 1984 under the title
         The Freudian Fallacy.)
   5. Torrey, Dr. E. Fuller, Freudian Fraud: The Malignant Effect of Freud's Theory on American
        Thought and Culture, New York, Harper-Collins, 1992.
   6. Robinson, Paul, The Freudian Left: Wilhelm Reich, Geza Roheim, Herbert Marcuse, Ithaca and
       London, Cornell University Press, 1990.
   7. Freeman, Derek, Margaret Mead and Samoa: The making and Unmaking of an Anthropological
       Myth, Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1983.
   8. Gross, Martin L., The Psychological Society: The impact - and the failure - of psychiatry,
        psychoanalysis, and the psychological revolution, New York, Random House, 1978.
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